Title

Analysis of the Legal Mechanisms Associated with United States v. Texas, et.al 2022

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

https://source2022.sched.com/

Start Date

19-5-2022

End Date

19-5-2022

Keywords

Supreme Court, women, legal mechanism

Abstract

This presentation will examine the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Texas, et.al, a case which determines the constitutionality of Texas Senate Bill 8. The bill grants the right of citizens to civilly sue anyone who has provided any substantive assistance in providing an abortion to a private citizen, including medical practitioners, taxi drivers, and others. This law is unique in that it does not target pregnant women, but rather all of those around them who assisted in the providing of an abortion. This legal mechanism creates difficulties for constitutional enforcement under current legal methods for bringing a violation of constitutional rights. This presentation will examine the case facts, issue, and reasoning as well as the broader implications for the enforcement of constitutional rights in the United States legal system.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Cody Stoddard

Department/Program

Environmental Studies

Additional Mentoring Department

Law & Justice

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Analysis of the Legal Mechanisms Associated with United States v. Texas, et.al 2022

This presentation will examine the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Texas, et.al, a case which determines the constitutionality of Texas Senate Bill 8. The bill grants the right of citizens to civilly sue anyone who has provided any substantive assistance in providing an abortion to a private citizen, including medical practitioners, taxi drivers, and others. This law is unique in that it does not target pregnant women, but rather all of those around them who assisted in the providing of an abortion. This legal mechanism creates difficulties for constitutional enforcement under current legal methods for bringing a violation of constitutional rights. This presentation will examine the case facts, issue, and reasoning as well as the broader implications for the enforcement of constitutional rights in the United States legal system.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2022/COTS/75